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Shane’s War Was a Success! Over 350 Pets Adopted!

On April 29 – May 7, Bark Avenue Foundation partnered with numerous community partners for Shane’s War at the Downey Shelter saving over 350 dogs, cats, and rabbits. The mega-adoption event provided a week-long extension for all of the Downey Shelter residents giving them more time to find a home.

We met so many wonderful animal heroes during the week including the Owens Family who adopted Daisy (a beautiful grey pit bull) in memory of their recently deceased pet. Daisy is settling into her new home and is being showered daily with kisses, cuddles, and well-deserved love. We’re happy to also share the Owens Family have signed up to become our newest volunteers at BAF! For more adoption highlights please visit us on Facebook.



Although many animals were adopted during Shane’s War, there are still pets at the Downey Shelter waiting to find their forever home. If you missed Shane’s War and you’re interested in adopting a new family member please click here to see the animals still available at the Downey Shelter or visit PetHarbor.com for listings at a shelter near you.

Thank you to all of the Shane’s War partners and volunteers who helped to make this event possible including Shane Smith (Shane’s War Founder), Shelter MeThe Barking LotEastwood Ranch FoundationFrosted Faces Foundation, and Hope for Paws. We would also like to thank the three county sponsored mobile clinics (ASPCA, The Amanda Foundation, SCVVC) which provided additional spay/neuter surgeries for these animals. Lastly, a special shout out to KTLA’s Henry DiCarlo and ABC 7 for their generous coverage and support.

If you would like to support BAF’s life-saving work, please make a donation today!